Turkey's natural gas imports fell by 8.7% in June compared to the same month of 2018, according to the Turkish energy watchdog's data.
Imports decreased to 2.67 billion cubic meters (bcm) in June from 2.93 bcm in June 2018, Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) said in its monthly natural gas market report.
The country imported 2.03 bcm of natural gas via pipeline, while 0.64 bcm was purchased as LNG in June, EMRA's data shows.
Turkey's total gas consumption decreased by 19.6% to approx. 2.15 bcm in June this year from around 2.68 bcm in June 2018.
The amount of natural gas in storage decreased by nearly 36.65% to 2.05 bcm this June from 3.24 bcm in June last year.
Gas production also decreased to 33.1 million cubic meters (mcm) over the same period, down from 35 mcm in June 2018.
By Muhsin Baris Tiryakioglu